Pittsburgh Pinners

Looking to add some Pittsburgh to your Pinterest? Here are a few accounts based in the ‘Burg to follow.

  • WQED: America’s first public broadcasting station is no stranger to Pinterest. Noteworthy boards include one dedicated to Mister Rogers and a small business community board that is open for submissions.

  • Pittsburgh Dad: Almost everyone has seen at least one episode of this popular YouTube series, but if not you can go to Dad’s Pinterest page where he has a board with links to his videos.

  • boring PITTSBURGH: This account offers a variety of unique Pins, especially on their  “Pittsburgh with an H” board.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates: Sports fans rejoice: pins from the “City of Champions” teams aren’t lacking. Follow for promotion information, team apparel, fan photos, and other related pins.

  • Visit Pittsburgh: This is the “official tourism office” for Pittsburgh, so any information you want about kid activities, festivals, food, weddings, or anything else Pittsburgh is bound to be found on one of their boards.

    What other Pittsburgh Pinners are you following? Let us know in the comments!

Have you met Pittsburgh Dad yet?

This is a new youtube series that highlights your average Pittsburgh Dad.  The Pittsburgh Dad series was created by Chris Preksta and Curt Wootton.  Chris Preksta is the guy behind the TV series Mercurcy Men who happens to be from Munhall.  Curt Wooton is an actor who appears in Mercury Men and happens to be from Hempfield.

JanePitt (aka Virginia Montanez) interviews Chris about Mercury Men and Pittsburgh Dad in her most recent “5 Questions For…” article in Pittsburgh Magazine.  You can read the whole interview here.

This is the first episode of Pittsburgh Dad.  Follow the Pittsburgh Dad YouTubeFacebook page and @Pittsburgh_dad on Twitter for updates.

Soup for You at the Empty Bowls Dinner

Empty Bowl Project (Saline, Michigan)

Image by cseeman via Flickr

Sunday, March 6 is the 16th annual Empty Bowls dinner to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  This is a simple meal of bread and soup.  Tickets are $20 per person but that includes a bowl that has been handmade by local artists and volunteers.  (I think we made bowls in my high school ceramics class for the very first empty bowls dinner).

Last year over 1500 people turned out for the annual dinner – read more about the 2010 empty bowls dinner here in the Post-Gazette and here in Pittsburgh Magazine – this article includes lots of great photos of the bowls too.

Empty Bowls Dinner
Sunday, March 6. 2011
Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave in Oakland

Purchase tickets online here.

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